17 days in Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Portugal Itinerary

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1
Lisbon
— 5 nights
2
Sintra
— 2 nights
3
Coimbra
— 1 night
4
Porto
— 4 nights
5
Ponta Delgada
— 4 nights

5
nights
Lisbon

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pego Beach and Praia da Aberta Nova. Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more), Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca) and Praia de Melides (in Melides). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum.

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Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Lisbon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Evora, Grandola, Monastery of Alcobaca, Pego Beach
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©

2
nights
Sintra

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Praia do Tamariz and then admire the striking features of Park and National Palace of Pena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sintra trip planner.

Sintra is just a stone's throw from Lisbon. In June, daytime highs in Sintra are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Praia do Tamariz
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Praia do Tamariz ©
Praia do Tamariz
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

1
night
Coimbra

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coimbra trip planner.

You can drive from Sintra to Coimbra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sintra in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Coimbra, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Praia Fluvial da Senhora de Piedade, Aldeia de Gondramaz
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Aldeia de Gondramaz ©
Aldeia de Gondramaz
Portugal dos Pequenitos ©
Portugal dos Pequenitos

4
nights
Porto

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Visiting Praia do Carneiro and Douro River will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Igreja de Sao Pedro dos Clerigos and Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torre dos Clerigos, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and learn about winemaking at Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porto are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Porto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos Beach
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©

4
nights
Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Step off the beaten path and head to Caldeira das Sete Cidades and Igreja de Sao Jose. Get in touch with nature at Mosteiros Beach and Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ponta Delgada: Farol do Arnel (in Nordeste), Oficina - Museu (in Capelas) and Piscinas Naturais (in Mosteiros). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Jose do Canto Forest Garden, explore the galleries of Priolo Environmental Center, head outdoors with Lagoa do Congro, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Ponta Delgada takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Ponta Delgada is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Mosteiros, Farol do Arnel, Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Lagoa do Congro
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Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Mosteiros Beach ©
Mosteiros Beach
Farol do Arnel ©
Farol do Arnel